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Unformatted text preview: Key Legislation to Know For AP Exam Hatch Act, 1939: • Limits political activities of civil service employees. Civil Rights Act of 1964: • Title II bans discrimination in public places on basis of race, color, national origin, or religion. • Title VII: o Prohibits employment discrimination on basis of all of above, plus sex. o Allows employers to give racial preferences in hiring. o Executive Order #11247 required federal contractors to adopt affirmative action programs. o Allowed class action suits. o Enforced by EEOC. Voting Rights Act of 1965: • Suspended literacy tests. • Empowered federal officials to register voters. • Empowered federal officials to ensure that citizens could vote. • Empowered federal officials to count ballots. • Prohibited states from changing voting procedures without federal permission. Age Discrimination in Employment Act, 1967: • Bans age discrimination for jobs unless age is related to job performance. Air Quality Act, 1967, and various Clean Air Acts, 1960s-1990s: • Established emission standards for cars and factories....
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This note was uploaded on 12/14/2009 for the course GOVT 32 taught by Professor Lind during the Spring '09 term at École Normale Supérieure.
- Spring '09